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August 1, 2019

As I continue to figure out life with a fructan intolerance, I wondered how to enjoy the summer staple of pesto pasta salad. The solution: by making recipe adjustments, of course.

Let's start with the pasta part. Since traditional Italian pastas are made with wheat, whi...

June 27, 2019

Hooray, I was able to grow celtuce to a harvestable size, despite it getting munched on by a groundhog...twice.

In this photo, I have removed all of the lower leaves to reveal the tasty treasure inside, the stem. (My husband thinks they look like long-necked Alolan Exeg...

May 9, 2019

The Southern mustard greens in my community garden plot have been so productive that I almost can't keep up...almost.

For the harvest pictured above, I made a frittata. After giving them a 20-minute soak in a sink full of water to wash and refresh them, I briefly blanc...

February 14, 2019

I know, I promised an outstanding turnip recipe in my last post. I found one, I just haven't had the time to make it yet: turnip gratin. What caught my eye with this particular gratin recipe is that you bake it in three steps. Using a heavy skillet (not a ceramic or gl...

December 27, 2018

For longer than I care to admit, I was experiencing everything that's sung about in the Pepto Bismol jingle (except for heartburn) on a daily basis.

It became progressively worse and started to disrupt my sleep. So I went to my doctor, who referred me to a GI specialist...

December 13, 2018

Even though it's been frosty all week, I'm still growing vegetables outside. That's the power of straw mulch and row cover. Just be sure not to harvest anything frozen or you risk your greens turning to mush when you bring them indoors.

It was 34F and the water was iced...

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that you are here. I learned not too long ago that gratitude and happiness are BFFs, which really makes a lot of sense to me. In order to combat the overwhelming negativity of the news of the world, I've been trying to do more through...

August 2, 2018

Tomorrow is City Blossoms' Basil Bonanza, a community potluck of basil-themed dishes. My husband and I are looking forward to attending. We're bringing summer squash and basil pasta, made with tromboncino squash and green Italian basil from the garden. I'll just serve...

July 12, 2018

As it's been so hot lately, my go-to summer evening refreshment of choice has become a glass of agua fresca. I feel obligated to state that this is a treat to be enjoyed in moderation since it's been in the news (again!) that juice is not healthy...and agua fresca is b...

July 5, 2018

DC Potager is taking a break this week because it's too hot. I've had my hands full with just trying to keep my plants alive right now.

I'll leave you with this cooling (and stress relieving) recipe: smashed cucumber.

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